Software Update Server unix command

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by ^squirrel^, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    ^squirrel^

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    I'm using one of our mac mini's as our software update server.

    Using the app "Software Update Enabler" i can point all our client machines to the mac mini.

    However, rather than going around every machine, how can i apply this to all the machines via the Unix command in Apple Remote Desktop? I used to do this with 10.5. and 10.6.

    This command works in Terminal but not via Unix within ARD.

    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL http://servername:8088/index.sucatalog

    Has anyone got it working?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    RE: spaces...

    Hi,

    I don't know for sure, but I suspect the problem may be related to how ARD handles the "space" character between the Update and the Catalog. Have you tried quoting the command?

    Switon
     
  3. macrumors G5

    Macman45

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    #3
    I just tired the command prefaced with "sudo" on a unix machine which is running the latest flavour....10.12? or thereabouts...It finds the targeted machine fine. Maybe it's a version difference?
     

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